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A little bit awry with my timings but I wanted to posted this photo before I lose it. It was originally posted on twitter in December by @oldpicposter and I’d forgotten I’d saved it.
Father Christmas stopped off in Market Street in 1953 to admire the tree and say hello to a crowd of local school children. Anyone recognise themselves?
Spot the cafe sign… I reckon that’s now Quinn’s Funeral Directors, but what was the cafe called?
Christmas number one in 1953 was held by someone called Frankie Lane with Answer Me. Can’t say I’ve ever heard of him. A decade later and top spot was held by a local boy band called The Beatles with I Want To Hold Your Hand. And as society and musical tastes changed over the following three decades, the Christmas 1993 chart topper was none other than Mr Blobby!
Back to the present day and I see that the Christmas trees have now been taken away and the lights across Market Street have been taken down.
A few businesses continue to use fairy lights to lighten-up their premises. What do you think? Do you think it brightens Hoylake up a bit at night or do you wish it wasn’t Christmas every day? As always, have your say in the comments below.